Digital Scholarship Librarian

Fairfield, CT
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Created: December 4, 2019


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library seeks applications from innovative, collaborative, intellectually curious, and self-motivated librarians for the opening of digital scholarship librarian. This individual will provide leadership in the development, implementation, promotion and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives on campus. The digital scholarship librarian will provide consultations and workshops on tools, techniques, and methodologies that advance and sustain innovative digital projects, and will develop a plan for integrating digital scholarship into the information literacy mission of the library. Additionally, this librarian will provide research services, participate in both the Library’s instruction and partnership program. This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours.




REQUIREMENTS: A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools, technologies, and platforms such as textual analysis, data visualization, mulitimodal publishing, or digital exhibits. Strong project management experience. Evidence of potential in teaching. Professional academic research service experience. Interest in marketing, outreach, and the promotion of library services. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results oriented, organized, flexible, self-motivated, have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.  Must be organized and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. A commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.




HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Second Master’s degree.




CAMPUS AND LIBRARY: Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic Connecticut-based private, Master’s comprehensive University. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2019, the University was ranked #1 in the Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges. The University serves more than 5,000 students enrolled in five distinct schools with approximately 800 faculty and staff. Built upon the 450-year-old Jesuit traditions of scholarship and service, the University and is distinguished by a rigorous curriculum, close interaction among faculty and students, and a beautiful, 210-acre campus with views of the Long Island Sound. As an integral part of our mission, Fairfield Faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the larger community through service and academic activities. 




TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to

Review of applications will begin on January 2 and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2019 15:05 UTC